Little hands will be touching clean surfaces in Bright Starts Cooperative Early Learning Centre Inc. at the University of Waterloo. On Friday, June 6, a team of volunteers from all over campus spent the morning scrubbing tables, wiping windows, and cleaning cupboards at the location for the United Way's Day of Caring.
The volunteers, which included staff and faculty members, started at 9:00 a.m. and finished at 12:00 p.m. in the Centre. They were dressed in colourful t-shirts with the university name scrawled across and comfortable shoes. Former University of Waterloo United Way Campaign co-chair Alexandra Lippert was present along with current co-chair Professor James Skidmore.
The United Way's Day of Caring is held annually for volunteers to help community-based organizations that support different groups of people including families and the mentally ill. Volunteers perform light maintenance, learn more about what's happening in their area, and gain insight into the work of the United Way.
For anyone who is interested in contributing to the United Way, information about how to give is available online. The University of Waterloo United Way Campaign 2014 begins on October 1.
Photo courtesy of the United Way Campaign.